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4 April 2005 Slow and fast light in coupled microresonators
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We predict the propagation of slow and fast light in two co-resonant coupled optical resonators. In coupled resonators, slow light can propagate without attenuation by a cancellation of absorption as a result of mode splitting and destructive interference, whereas transparent fast light propagation can be achieved by the assistance of gain and splitting of the intracavity resonances, which consequently change the dispersion from normal to anomalous. The effective steady-state response of coupled-resonators is derived using the temporal coupled-mode formalism, and the absorptive and dispersive responses are described. Specifically, the occurrence of slow light via coupled-resonator-induced transparency and gain-assisted fast light are discussed.
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Hongrok Chang, David D. Smith, Kirk A. Fuller, John O. Dimmock, Don A. Gregory, and Donald O. Frazier "Slow and fast light in coupled microresonators", Proc. SPIE 5735, Advanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing II, (4 April 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.601659
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